Irani’s degree row: Court asks EC, DU to bring records
The Election Commission and Delhi University (DU) were on Wednesday directed by a court here to bring the documents related to records of educational qualification of Union HRD Minister Smriti Irani against whom a complaint was filed for allegedly giving false information in affidavits to the poll panel.
Metropolitan Magistrate Harvinder Singh noted that in pursuance to court’s earlier order, the representatives of the commission and the university have not brought the complete documents today and some additional papers were required in the case.
The court has now fixed the matter for May 3 for further proceedings and asked the officials to bring complete documents on that day.
The court had on November 20 last year allowed the plea of the complainant seeking a direction to the officials of EC and DU to bring records of Irani’s educational qualification after he said he was unable to place them before the court.
It, however, had declined the submission of complainant Ahmer Khan, a freelance writer, seeking direction to the CBSE to bring Irani’s class 10th and 12th records.